Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Yankees 2015 MLB Draft Results - Day Two

by: Ben Embry

The Yankees selected two more players from my top 200 rankings on day 2 of the MLB Draft; day 2 features rounds 3-10.  New York selected HS RHP Drew Finley in the 3rd round with the 92nd overall pick.  Finley is a 6'3 200 lb pitcher committed to play at USC.  He has a three pitch mix with the curveball being a future plus pitch.  His fastball sits in the high 80s to low 90s but he's projected to add velocity as he fills out.  Drew is the son of former big leaguer and current Dodgers executive David Finley.  Drew ranked 55th on my board.  Keith Law was the high man on Drew with a ranking of 24.  He ranked 56th on MLB.com's list and 60th on Baseball America's list.  Any way you slice it, he was a good value at pick #92.

The Yankees selected Oregon State CF Jeff Hendrix in the 4th round with the 123rd overall pick.  Hendrix stands 6' tall and weighs 198 lbs.  There's some question about his defensive home, with the options either being CF or LF.  I assume the Yankees think he'll play in CF based on his draft position.  His swing needs some refinement.  Baseball America ranked him the 156th best prospect in the class and projects him as a 4th OF.  He came in at 194 on my board.

Rounds 11-40 will begin at noon tomorrow and can be tracked on MLB.com.  I would expect New York to add one or two more players from my top 200 list and hopefully they've saved enough from earlier rounds to sign one of them.  I'm hoping they add some good young prep arms, regardless of whether they're on my top 200 or not.  This is something they did not do last year somehow.  You never know when some of them can turn into gems, (Bryan Mitchell and Brady Lail being two examples), but if nothing else those rookie level squads are going to need some arms.

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